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Drawings and Paintings by Alex Bulzan

STUDIES OF NATURE THAT ARE UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL.

WELCOME. HAVE A LOOK AROUND.  MOST OF THE WORK YOU SEE IS FOR SALE.

Studies of nature that are up-close and personal.

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Welcome, you’ll find information on this siteabout me and my work, upcoming shows, art for sale, and links to items of interest.

 

On optimistic days, my work explores our awe of nature as it nourishes our psyche, and on less optimistic days, I wonder why we need to empower ourselves at the cost of nature. These and other themes are explored in my recent drawings and paintings entitled Black Walnut Series, some of which are for sale in the gallery above.

 

<   Central to the series is a geometric painting of an abstracted walnut pod. 

 

The universality of the colour scheme; flat red/black/white, along with the matte organic texture of the medium, and the visibly hand-drawn, pencil lines, remind us of the iron oxide colours of cave paintings or folk and indigenous art from cultures around the world. The simplification of what is essentially a magical, life-giving seed in to a minimalist symbol, speaks to our Sisyphean obsession of trying to improve what is already perfect. 

 

The series offers a variety of works: wax pencil drawings on paper, pastels, walnut ink drawings, gouache paintings, as well as acrylic works on paper, canvas, wood panels and several objects in relief. 

 

Please contact me if you would like more information on any of the work shown.

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Nature is an intrinsic part of being Canadian. As the second largest country in the world with less than 1% of the global population, the wonders of the natural environment abound. Even our national flag is a leaf. We can’t help but be in step with the rhythm of the seasons, subconsciously unified from coast to coast by our collective relationship to nature.

 

Alex Bulzan is a Canadian contemporary artist, born in Montreal who speaks 4 languages. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design, he works as an artist, sculptor and designer. He has participated in group shows and his design work has won industry awards. He currently lives in Toronto and Queensborough, Ontario.

My work explores nature's microcosms and macrocosms and how within each lies the other. A seed for example, holds the entire blueprint for a life, and represents the divine design within all things.